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November 2017 Newsletter Out Now

November 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific November newsletter is now available. In this issue this issue we reveal that: HOLOEYE has made their new driver standard across the PLUTO range of SLMs, EXFO has announced a new batch of test and measurement (T&M) instruments for the optical communications laboratory, OZ Optics is a great choice for economical high-quality fibre optic components, and Gamma Scientific has a new video demonstrating the capabilities of their SpectralLED light source.

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December 2016 Newsletter Out Now

December 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific December 2016 Newsletter: In this issue we cover the new range of Vibrating Sample Magnetometers designed by Lake Shore Cryotronics for materials characterisation science, look at the latest laser filters from eye protection specialist NoIR LaserShields, and find out about distributed temperature and stress measurement with Nufern’s speciality fibre-optics and Brillouin Optical Time Domain Reflectometry from OZ Optics.

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Light pinpoints stress and strain – A Brillouin’t idea from OZ Optics

Remote Pipeline, Perimeter, and Structural Monitoring…

dsts-applicationsForesight™, from OZ Optics, is a sophisticated Distributed Strain and Temperature Sensor (DSTS) based on Brillouin scattering in an optical fibre. It can measure subtle changes in both temperature and strain along the length of the fibre over time, or the rapid location detection of a major disturbance within a second.

By wrapping or embedding a fibre inside a structure, such as an oil pipeline or dam, detection of the structure being strained or heated/cooled is possible, allowing for pre-emptive maintenance. Such monitoring capability is invaluable in critical structures where cracks and failure could involve loss of life or other unprecedented costs.

Foresight™ can also detect and report larger signals within one second with only a slight loss of accuracy. This sort of response speed is ideal for security applications or strains caused by earthquakes where an immediate measurement and reaction may be required.

For more details about this system, please contact us.


OZ Optics introduces new Variable Bandwidth Tunable Filter

OZ Optics has introduced a new tunable filter that has the ability to tune both the centre wavelength and the transmission bandwidth.

Two independently adjustable thin-film filters allow the setting of the lower and upper edges of the pass-band region. With this method, the pass-band can be tuned from 1 to 18 nm FWHM and the centre wavelength shifted by over 40 nm.

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The transmission band features a flat-top profile, providing uniformly low losses and low PDL across the pass-band region, and high rejection ratios outside the pass-band. Devices can be custom made for wavelength regions of interest and can use either singlemode or polarisation maintaining fibres.

Two manual controllers to set the upper and lower pass-band regions, with an electrically controlled model due later this year. Applications include WDM testing, spectral filtering, spectral imaging or microscopy, and others.

For more information, please contact us.


Non-contact Visible Fault Location in fibre added to OZ Optics range

OZ Optics Non-contact VFLOZ Optics has expanded its range of Visible Fibre Optic Fault Locators with the addition of a benchtop non-contact tester, the ideal solution for inspecting devices with no connectors on the fibre ends. Visible Fibre Optic Fault Locators launch either 520 or 635 nm laser diode light into a fibre to enable discovery of breaks or sharp bends, which are revealed by the resulting scattered light emerging from the sides of the cable.

Fault locators are now available in four models: two benchtop and two portable…

  • Benchtop Non-Contact, for CW and pulsed operation
  • Benchtop CW High Power only
  • Portable pen – CW only
  • ‘Pocket size’ offering CW or pulsed output

Pulse modulation aids in locating faults under high ambient light conditions and improves battery life. 2 Hz modulation is easy to detect with the naked eye, while 270 Hz and 2 kHz pulse modulation modes are used for fibre identification by detectors.


Our June 2016 newsletter is now available

June 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific June 2016 newsletter is now available. In this issue we look at Near Field Scanning Optical Microscopy courtesy of Mad City Labs, experience the highest radiance available in a broadband white light source with Energetiq’s EQ-400, discover Non-contact Visible Fault Location with OZ Optics, and Lock the Laser Servo using Vescent Technologies‘ technology, plus the Photonex Scotland Roadshow, SPIE’s Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation Expo, and more.

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New electronic Polarisation Controller/Scrambler from OZ Optics

OZ Optics now offers a high speed electrically operated Polarisation Controller (EPC) that provides continuous polarisation control with negligible insertion and return losses in a compact, easy to operate package. Four birefringence transducers, each controlled by an analogue input signal, modify the polarisation in orthogonal directions. The device can be operated from 1260 to over 1650 nm (custom wavelengths available) with the response speed of each transducer surpassing 30 kHz.

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Applications include polarisation controllers for optical networks, Polarisation Dependent Loss (PDL) control, Polarisation Mode Dispersion (PMD) compensation modules, and polarisation scramblers for polarisation parameter characterisation systems. The redundant transducer design allows continuous control of polarisation without having to ‘reset’ voltages.

High Speed Polarisation Controllers are offered as base modules requiring external electrical signals to operate, OEM modules with driver electronics and control interface, or stand-alone benchtop test instruments. For more information, please contact us.


May 2016 Newsletter Out Now

May 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific May newsletter is now available. In this issue we are amazed by HOLOEYE’s latest Ultra High Definition 10 Megapixel SLM panels, admire the new super low profile three-axis nanopositioning stage from Mad City Labs, marvel at the range of Prizmatix LEDs for Optogeneticists, and relish OZ Optics’ additions to their fibre optic component range, plus OPIE’16, the Photonex Scotland Roadshow, and in Edinburgh, SPIE’s Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation Expo

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April 2016 Newsletter Out Now

April 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific April newsletter is now available. In this issue we are illuminated by Gamma Scientific’s new SpectralLED light source, magnetically attracted to Lake Shore’s 7400 Series VSM, introduced to benchtop test and measurement systems from OZ Optics, feel the 75 Kelvin chill with CryoSpectra’s latest compressor and cold head combo, and mention the recent Photonex London Roadshow.

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December 2015 Newsletter Out Now

December 2015 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific December newsletter is now available. In this issue, Elliot Scientific and OZ Optics show off their glass-wares, Integrated Optics reveals the new MatchBox 2 series of compact lasers, Micro Laser Systems unveils new collimators for the SWIR waveband, Winter holidays and more.

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OZPEN – A carbon dioxide cleaning system for optical components

The OZPEN – from leading fibre specialist OZ Optics – is a versatile small surface area precision cleaning system for fibre optics and other components. The OZPEN produces an adjustable spray of clean dry air or nitrogen containing small carbon dioxide ‘dry ice’ particles to efficiently remove foreign matter from a surface.

The composite spray cleaning technique is a patented process using the chemically active, dry COspray for efficient and effective removal of inorganic and organic surface contamination from substrate surfaces.

The cleaning unit delivers a precisely controlled accelerated stream of solid carbon dioxide particles at high velocity. This snow is created from the conversion of liquid CO2 to solid CO2 particles and CO2 gas at the spray nozzle. The nozzle, propellant pressure, and temperature are adjusted for optimal cleaning process.

Thin film organic contamination can also be removed by snow cleaning  providing it is soluble in liquid CO2. Typical light oils are good candidates for CO2 cleaning.

As the solid CO2 spray within the plume is at a temperature of around -78 °C, the cooling properties of  can be used to remove contaminants with high water content, first by freezing, then by fracturing it from the underlying substrate.

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For more information on the product and its uses, please contact Elliot Scientific or see the video here.


September 2014 Newsletter Out Now

September 2014 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific September newsletter is now available. In this issue we look at the new MMP precision micropositioning stage series from Mad City Labs, cover Ato ID’s cost-effective high-performance Gold SERS substrates for an enhanced Raman signal, reveal that Lake Shore’s new Model 372 AC Resistance Bridge/Temperature Controller is now shipping, explain how BOTDR enhances the Foresight™ DSTS from OZ Optics, and look forward to Photonex 2014 in October.

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